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John “Turbo” Shatesky

01/25/1980 – 07/28/2023

Coldcock Whiskey Announces Official Battle of the Bands Winner, Minneapolis, MN’s City Of The Weak

97921a64-5d57-4f4d-99e5-be74e9f5165bAfter months of battling it out, the COLDCOCK Whiskey Battle of the Bands has come to a conclusion and the judges have spoken. City of the Weak, hailing from Minneapolis, MN is the victor! Over 200 bands signed up and over 40 judges voted on the 13 finalists.
City of the Weak will receive the grand prize of a year-long booking agency deal with CAA, a record deal with Another Century Records, a management deal with Street Smart Management, a year-long sponsorship with Krank Amplifiers, a custom COLDCOCK Whiskey Schecter Guitar, gear from Monster Products, Vic Firth Drum Sticks, Remo Drum Heads, Miktek Microphones, a feature in Revolver Magazine and a PR campaign through Adrenaline PR.
These young, energetic rockers haven’t slowed down since they released their sophomore EP Disclosure in April 2014. They are best known for their intensity on stage, as well as their personality off the stage. PopWrapped states, “They’re all attitude all of the time and they do it in an unapologetic fashion.”
Rick Zeiler, CEO of COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey states, City Of The Weak along with about 200 other participating bands poured their heart and soul into our inaugural Battle of the Bands competition and we’re incredibly grateful. I’m only sorry we couldn’t award 200 grand prize packages because every single bit of promotion the bands put out for COLDCOCK Whiskey means the world to us. Our valued friends in the music industry created what is an opportunity of a lifetime for City of the Weak and this is only the beginning of what COLDCOCK will do for up and coming artists who work their asses off to achieve their dreams. THANK YOU to our judges and participating bands!”
Stef of City of the Weak adds, “We are extremely grateful for everything COLDCOCK Whiskey has done for us. City of the Weak can’t wait to get out there and show everybody what we are capable of! Thank you to all of our fans who took their shot with us this summer- we’ll see you on t
he road very soon!”
The winner was chosen by a tough selection process as decided by a panel of celebrity and industry judges, including John Reese (Rockstar Mayhem Festival co-creator), Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour creator), Ryan Harlacher (CAA), Kevin “Chief” Zaruk (Manager for Florida Georgia Line), Michael Arfin (Artist Group Intnl), Don Robertson (The Century Group), Larry Mazer (Entertainment Services), Maria Hoppe (Manager for Drowning Pool), Tony Couch (Indegoot), Dan Jacobs (Atreyu), Sam Bettley (Asking Alexandria), Chris Linck (Attila), Kalan Blehm (Attila), Yesod Williams (Pepper), CJ Pierce (Drowning Pool), Jordan Mancino (Wovenwar), Chad Vogelsong (Monster Products), Bob Chiappardi (Concrete Marketing), Mike Gitter (Another Century Records), Jay Tavernese (Street Smart Management), Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records), Kayla Riley (SiriusXM’s Octane), Shannon Gunz (SiriusXM’s Octane), Maria Ferrero (Adrenaline PR), Marc LaCorte (Schecter Guitars), Don Jamieson (VH1’s “That Metal Show”) and Sara Kinne (Street Smart Management).
The Century Group’s Don Robertson states, “We have been friends with everyone involved with COLDCOCK for a long time and were thrilled to be involved with this campaign. A lot of bands put in great effort and hustle to promote themselves and COLDCOCK to be a part of this and it was great to see a community of artists at work together. I am looking forward to seeing where we can grow and develop City of the Weak with the team of CAA, Street Smart Management, Another Century Records and COLDCOCK!”
The second place winner, Heartsick, from Lansing, MI, wins prizing from Schecter Guitars, Krank Amplifiers, Monster Products, Remo Drum Heads and Vic Firth. The three runner ups, Radiodrone from Huntington, CA, 7 Days Away from Los Angeles, CA and Contortion from Redlands, CA receive special prize packages from Monster Products and Vic Firth.

Justen Bieber